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Winged Guardian

Winged Guardian
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 2
Willpower: 0 Attack: 0 Defense: 4 Hit Points: 1
Creature. Eagle.
Sentinel. Winged Guardian cannot have restricted attachments.
Forced: After an attack in which Winged Guardian defends resolves, Pay 1 [Tactics] resource or discard Winged Guardian from play.

Set: THfG Number: 4
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: David A. Nash


This card feels like a Feint (Core)-machine to me (for smaller enemies).
Yes, but it's been vastly improved by the release of the Eagles of the Misty Mountains (RtM) and Support of the Eagles (RtM), not to mention its recycling possibility with Meneldor's Flight (THoEM).

A solid must-have in an eagles deck.
If playing solo, it's overshadowed by HoN's Defender of Ramas, unless you have a dedicated eagle deck. Gotta love that image though (my favorite of this expansion).

Once I get the resource generation going, his Sentinel is super helpful protecting my Rohan deck.

You've got to hand it to the designers--sometimes they really do a very good job. This guy (and Eagles in general) are a great example of that.


They came out all the way in Mirkwood, can still win against modern Quests with the best of the Tactics archetypes but nobody complains that they are broken or OP. They're just really well balanced with great internal synergy.  


As for this guy--just great. If you have the resource, great. If not--take a boost to Eagles of the Misty Mountains. 


I just wish Radagast could pay for his ability...

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